A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, NOAA, EPA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule proposes amendments to Marketing Order No. 984 (Order), which regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California and provides growers with the opportunity to vote in a referendum to determine if they favor the changes. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATOIN
Proposed rule proposes salmon bycatch minimization measures to minimize incidental take of Endangered Species Act-listed salmon by vessels in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. Info here.
Temporary final rule NMFS adjusts the 2019 baseline quotas for U.S. North Atlantic albacore tuna (northern albacore), North and South Atlantic swordfish, and the Atlantic bluefin Reserve category based on available underharvest of the 2018 adjusted U.S. quotas. Info here.
Proposed rule would establish requirements to safeguard fishery observers and would establish prior notification procedures for observer placement. Available for comment until Nov. 19, 2020. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Info here.